Davutoglu calls on nations to welcome Palestine deal

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said he thinks the unity deal between rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, can be nothing but beneficial to establishing peace in the Middle East, AA reported.

Davutoglu speaking after the opening ceremony for the international meeting, "International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem", in Turkey's capital, Ankara Monday continued "We call on the international community to support the peace deal between the Palestinian rivals," adding "Since a long time, this agreement is one of the most positive news from the Middle East."

The deal, which has led to Israel pulling out of what already were troubled peace talks, has "disappointed" the U.S. as it has been seeking to broker an agreement on a "two-state solution" after direct peace talks resumed in July 2013 after nearly a three-year pause.

Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, also attending the meeting, thanked Turkey for its collaboration with organizations on behalf of the Palestinian people.

"We organize these meetings with an objective, to give peace a chance," Mansour said, adding that business as usual with Israel will not put an end to the sorrow of the people in Palestine or lift the "immoral and illegal blockade" against Palestinian people in Gaza Strip.

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